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SIU Carbondale Campus Resources for Digital Projects

BigDog High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC)

BigDog is used to support computationally intensive research activities at the University. Users include research professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students.  BigDog benefits SIU by supporting existing grants, helping to obtain future grants, supporting research that results in publications, assisting graduate students with thesis and disertation research, and providing a platform for senior research projects.  Email for more information about BigDog.

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

Morris Library 1st Floor, available to SIUC faculty, teaching assistants, and staff. Video and image production and video digitization (see below), instructional design, lecture capture, and more.

Video and Imaging Production and Digitization (CTE)

Offers scanning and digitizing services that allow you to convert print formats to online formats to more easily share them and conversion and integration of old and new media.

Student Center Marketing and Graphics

Location: Fourth floor of the Student Center room 403. Target Audience: Student Center departments, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), students, and the community.

Graphic Design

Whether you’re looking for banners, brochures, flyers, oversized printing, postcards, t-shirt designs, newspaper ads or other printed promotional pieces to grab your audience’s attention, Marketing & Graphics has competitive rates and will work within your budget for promotional campus materials on campus.

Regional Resources for Digital Projects

Sound Core Music & Video

Sound Core works with various analog and digital media formats to back, convert, duplicate, and transfer to many formats. Call 618-457-5641 or see their website for details.

National Resources for Digital Projects

Paper & Photographs Digitization

Backstage Library Works

Provides consulting, digitization, and microfilming services for books, oversized material, flat media, and negatives. They have experience working with fragile and unique material. Their processes, metadata and output meet FADGI standards. Provo, UT.

The Crowley Company

Services include document and oversized material scanning, book scanning, microfilm and micrographics services, and image hosting. Crowley is designed to work on high-volume projects and has a minimum requirement fee. Their output can be specified (TIFF, JPEG, PDF, etc.) by the client. Frederick, MD.

HF Group: Digital Solutions

Provides digitization services for bound and loose material, including large format items. Also works on microform, AV, and negatives as well as has post processing services for images. Greensboro, NC.

Innovative Document Imaging

Document, newspaper, microform, and book scanning. IDI also has a web based document management service. East Brunswick, NJ.

Luna Imaging, Inc.

Digitizing services for bound materials, documents, and negatives (including nitrate and glass-plate.) They can also image 3-D objects. Has their own digital asset management system. Los Angeles, CA.

Northern Micrographics

Digitizing services for documents, bound material, microform, negatives, and prints. Also provices post processing. La Crosse, WI.

PTFS, Inc.

Scanning services for books, oversized documents, photographs, and microform. Follows NARA digitization guidelines. North Bethesda MD.

Moving Image Digitization

American Video Transfer

American Video Transfer (specializes in video-to-DVD and film-to-video transfer, but are also capable of digitizing audio. See the "Special Requests" tab for more info on audio services.)  7540 Whitmore Lake Road, Suite 100 Brighton, MI 48116 1-800-337-4795.


Colorlab specializes in telecine film transfers, to film or to digital formats, film preservation and archival services, as well as digital moving image services. Locations in Maryland and New York City. 5708 Arundel Ave Rockville, MD 20852 Tel: (301) 770-2128 / 27 West 20th Street Suite 307 New York, NY 10011 (Between 5th & 6th Aves.) Tel: (212) 633-8172.

George Blood

Concert Recording, Audio Preservation, Video Preservation, Film Preservation, Film Digitization, for analog and digital video and audio formats. L.P. 21 West Highland Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118-3309 (215) 248-2100.

Preservation Technologies

To accommodate the full range of possible media, we have developed two types of studios: multiple ingest studios for cassette-based media and specialized studios for fragile or difficult legacy formats. Phone:  1-800-416-2665 (toll free). Email:

Preserving The Past

Film restoration, film & video editing, and analog to digital transfers. 2290 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14610 (818) 317-7147 (Los Angeles, CA) (585) 271-4721 (Rochester, NY).

Scene Savers

Film digitizing and transfer, as well as restoration, repair, transfer and digitization of motion picture film and video, audio and still images. 424 Scott Street Covington, KY 41011 (800) 978-3445.

Sound Recording Digitization

American Video Transfer

Specializes in video-to-DVD and film-to-video transfer, but are also capable of digitizing audio. See the "Special Requests" tab for more info on audio services. 7540 Whitmore Lake Road, Suite 100 Brighton, MI 48116 1-800-337-4795.

The Audio Archive, Inc.

Digitization and restoration services for multiple formats. 1325 Howard Avenue, Suite 906 Burlingame, CA94010 1-408-221-2128 (email).

Creative Audio Works

Digitization and restoration services for multiple formats. 15 Bay Colony Drive Plymouth, MA 02360 1-508-747-1858 (email).

The Cutting Corporation

The Cutting Corporation’s Audio Preservation Lab specializes in preserving obsolete analog audio recordings to high quality digital format. Using 30+ years of knowledge and experience, we are able to offer exceptionally high quality analog to digital conversions for practically any type of audio media. Contact Aaron Coe at 1-301-654-2887 x19.


Steve Smolian Sound Studios restoration services for multiple formats. 1 Wormans Mill Court Frederick, MD 21701 1-301-694-5134 (email).